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YOL. 35 0 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. SUNDAY, MARCH 18, J906. 36 PAGES 0 NO. 320 PARKER'S SPEECH __ Many Southerners Would fol low Williams or Bailey TOO EARLY YET TO TALK Bartholdt Will Have the Public Build in£* Bill Ready in About Ten Days—Will Carry $15,000,000. Washington, March 17.—(Special.)—The ■peech of Judge Alton B. Parker in North Carolina last night coming out for a southern man for the democratic presi dential nomination in 1908 was the sub ject pf not a little comment in political circles, especially among southern dem ocrats. Both John Sharpe Williams of Mississippi and Joseph IV. Bailey of Tex as have many admirers in Congress as well as personal friends, some of whom aay they would as soon go down in de feat with the one or the other the stand ard bearer, as to win with a candidate little in aympathy with them. Moat of the democrats, however, seem ed disinclined to discuss the subject of a aouthern man seriously. As one of the leaders put it: "It is entirely too early to discuss the subject of a democratic presidential nominee. We have a fight on our hands for the next Congress. Should we have a democratic majority In the House with good management every thing would Indicate the election of a dem ocratic President two years following. He would naturally come from a northern state. Should we lose the House I doubt if It would make much difference who is nominated.’’ Would Be Confession of Defeat. Democratic members are inclined to be lieve that if the political outlook make* certain the election of a republican Pres ident there will be a strong movement in the national convention to nopilnate a southern man. Thfs, it is argued, would he almost a confession of defeat in ad vance. The subject is a long ways off and anything at j this time is the purest ^speculation. In discussing Judge Tarkcr's speech to day, Representative Brantley of Georgia said: “I am opposed to political condi tions which would make an Ireland of , the south. The fact that a man comes from the south ought not to disqualify him for the democratic presidential nomination. On the other hand we should not nomi nate a man solely because he comes from the south. The best man should be se lected regardless of section. In my judg ment the south wanted Senator Gorman of Maryland nominated two years ago, hut yielded its wishes to New York and Judge Parker was nominated, and badly beaten. More democratic votes are polled north of the Mason and Dixon line than south of it. Should a man fitted for the place in every respect be put forward by a doubtful state he would naturally he the logical candidate." Bartholdt Will Have Bill. Representative Bartholdt of Missouri, chairman of the public buildings commit tee. left for St. Route tonight. He had a conference with 'the speaker today and is satisfied that the speaker will allow a hill to come before the House at an early date. Mr. Bartholdt will be absent about ten days and shortly after his return a bill is expected to be reported. It will probably carry as much as fifteen million dollars. BUT SEVEN BODIES CAN BE IDENTIFIED TWENTY-TWO ARE DEAD AND TWENTY-TWO INJURED AS RE SULT OF WRECK, ACCORDING TO BEST ESTIMATES. Pueblo, Col., .March 17.—Twenty-two dead and twenty-two Injured is the best estimate of the casualties In the wr^ck of the two Denver and Rio Grande passen ger trains which collided twenty-live miles west of this city early Friday morn ing. Only seven of the dead bodies can be Identified, and only one of these re tains sufficient outlines rt features to be readily recognised. Thd remainder are known from the fact that the loca tion In which the charred bones were found was where they would naturally have been when the collision happened. Two telegraph operators are held in the public mind to be responsible for the disaster, although no formal Indict ment has gone out against them. Both have been ordered discharged from the service of the road. ' The coroner’s Jury has been empan elled and will begin Investigation of the cause of the accident on Monday next at Canyon City. Allegations Are Not Sustained. Caldwell, Idaho, March 17.—The sensa tional allegations made against A. B. Moss, foreman of the grand jury which indicted Charles H. Moyer, W. D. Hay wood and O. A. Pettlbone, were not sus tained when testimony In the matter was today heard before District Judge Smith. The motion of the defense to quash the Indictment was denied. The questions raised by the defense on de murrer were taken under advisement by Judge 8mith until Tuesday morning, as was the question of admitting the de fendants to ball. Miss Anthony's Will Probated. Rochester, N. Y.. March 17.—The will of Miss Susan B. Anthony was offered for probate Aoday. The estate amounts to about $10,000, all of which is left to the woman's suffrage cause. The Rev. Dr. Anna 8haw of Philadelphia and Lucy E. Anthony of Philadelphia and Mary 8. Anthony of this city are named as trus tee*. GREAT DAMAGE DONE BY STORM IN THE SOUTH SEA Victoria, B. C., March 17.—The steamer Mlower*, which arrived today from Aus tralian and South Sea ports. brought no further news of the disastrous hurricane at Tahiti, and neighboring islands, but news was received of the hurricane s havoc elsewhere. It was severely felt in Northern Queensland, eighty per cent of the banana plantations being destroyed. Instead of the usual monthly shipment of 50,nno bunches, not more than 5000 will be available for some months. The steamer Scot Is supposed to have foundered during the typhon. The steam er sailed from Japan for Ocean Island and Australia under charter to the Pa cific Phosphate company and is long over due. The volcanic eruption at Tofua, one of the outlying Islands of the Friendly group, is assuming greater proportion than that o-: Savaii, in Samoa, but as it is located in a basin 1800 feet deep, instead of a mountain as is Savaii. no damage was caused. An Auckland dispatch to Sydney news papers received by the Miowera, says several native villages have been destroy ed by the Sa\aii volcano, causing some j loss of life. From Tonga, news was received that ; King George has offered to abdicate in I favor of any other chief the British high commissioner desires to appoint. The of fer was formally made to the British consul. No reason was given, but the action is regarded as a protest of both King and people of Tonga against the threatening tactics adopted by the con sul. Plague is prevalent at Nouemea. French Nsw Caledonia. A num\ of deaths have occurred. timiiiiiHtiiiiiitiitiitinniiiifM** v\ , .imiimminiKN WILL ELIMINATE RYAN RESOLUTION MINE WORKERS ARE INCLINED TO ALLOW THE DISTRICTS TO MAKE THEIR CONTRACTS WITH OPERATORS SEPARATELY. Indianapolis, March 17.—It can be stated authoritatively that the officials of the United Mine Workers of America have decided to allow the Ryan resolution to be eliminated from consideration, and will act upon the assumption that the adoption of the report of the scale com mittee has virtually repealed the resolu tion which prevented one district from signing an agrement with the operators until all districts had come to an agree ment. The report of the scale commit tee was: •Resolved. That we heartily endorse the policy and action of President Mitchell In this matter, and do now hold ourselves in readiness to meet our employers for the purpose of endeavoring to effect a satisfactory settlement of the wage ques tions." All resolutions offered to the miners' convention today which endeavored to effect action upon the scale of the Ryan resolution, were quietly sent to the reso lutions committee without comment. This position of the miners' leaded with refer ence to the Ryan resolution will enable the operators and miners to deal by dis tricts If there Is a failure to make an agreement for the entire bituminous field, p .n. Robbins and other operators who favor signing by districts, even if an advance in wages Is given, are greatly pleased over the position taken by the leaders of the mine workers. » HERR MOST7*DIES IN CINCINNATI Famous Anarchist Succumbs to an At tack of Erysipelas While Visiting Friends. Cincinnati, March 17.—Herr Johann Most, the anarchist, died in this city at noon today of erysipelas. Herr Most came to this city on Monday on the invitation of friends, and has been the guest of Adolph Kraus. He was to have delivered a lecture in Chicago next Wednesday night, but on account of an attack of erysipelas he was obliged to cancel his engagement, although the at tack was not regarded as serious. Up to a few hours before Ills death his physi cian expressed confidence that his patient would soon recover. Herr Most was delirious most of the time during hs last few hours, suffering greatly, but occasionally repeating parts of his most famous speeches, using the German language, with which he was naturally most familiar. Ihiring the larger part of last night he was uncon scious, but during the morning be re gained consciousness for a short time, and at 9 o'clock seemed much more cheer ful. Hater he again became unconscious, and gradually Ills strength left and soon after noon he died. No plans have yet been made for the funeral. WILL SELL THE ROAD. Bay Shore Road Will Bring About $350,000 In Norfolk. Norfolk, Va„ March 17.—The Bay Shore railroad, which has been In receivers' hands for two yqars or more, was today ordered sold by Federal Judge WaddiU, the property to be put up at auction in Norfolk at a time and place to be desig nated by the special commissioners of sale after thirty days' public notice. The purchasers of the road are to pay down at the time of sale $50,000 in cash and the remainder of the purchase price within thirty days, unless the time Is ex tended by the court for good cause. The purchase price for the sale, to be con firmed. must be something over $360,000. The commissioners named to make the sale of the road are Thomas H. Wilcox, Floyd Hughes, Milton C. Klllot and Taze well Taylor. Floating Drydock Is Launched. Jacksonville, Fla., March 17.—A float ing dry dock having a capacity of 4200 tons, the largest on the Atlantic coast south of Newport News, was launched to day from the ship yards of the Merrill Stevens company, builders. The dock will cost when completed $125,000 and will be capable of lifting any ship of the Clyde coming to this port. Coal Trust Holds Meeting. Reading. Pa. March 17.—The annual meeting of the Temple Iron company, known as the "coal trust." was held here today. The meeting lasted twenty min utes, and was conducted by George F. Baer, president of the Reading. In the presence of two other persons. No re ports were given out. President George F. Baer was again elected. Negro Murderer Hanged. Lexington, Miss.. March 17.—Jim Hanna, who was convicted of having murdered Jerry and Sylvia Glgson as Kosciusko last January, was hanged here today. All of the parties are colored. Hazle Patch Is Sold. Milwaukee. Wls., March 17.—Hazle Patc^h-'1" ^ ■ the fastest harness horse ever ofr? in Wisconsin, has been sold by J. W. Flack for !&**) to W. W. Flem ing of Winnipeg, Manitoba. TUSO&^'a MAN KILLS himself H. T. HORTON CUTS HIS THROAT WITH A RAZOR, WALKS OUT TO THE BARN FROM HOUSE AND DROPS DEAD. Tuscaloosa, March 17.—(Special.)— H. T. Horton, aged fi5 years, and for many years in the employ of the Allen & Jcm ison Hardware company, committed sui cide this afternoon about 3 o’clock, by cutting his throat with a razor. Mr. Horton has suffered for many years with rheumatism and recently has been afflicted with despondency and melan cholia. Thitf is believed to have caused him to commit the act of self-destruction. The deed was committed in his home near the college, and with the head hang ing over on one side, Mr. Horton made his way to the barn, where the body was found. He leaves a widow' and three children. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served with the Forty-second Alabama volunteers. He was very well known through the state. suspicious casITTs DEAD IN NEW ORLEANS Autopsy Will Be Held Over Ebrenz This Morning By Health Officers. New Orleans, March 17.—Ebrenz. the pa tient in the Charity hospital was reported to the health Officers by Presi dent Irion of the state board of health as suspicious, died tonight. He had been visited by the doctors from Louisiana, Texas, Alabama and Mississippi during the day. but they had given out no opin ion as to the nature of his illness, and had agreed to hold a conference in the morning. Ebrenz having died, it was an nounced tonight that an autopsy will be held tomorrow in the presence of the visiting physicians, and the cause of his death will be determined. Rumors that Mississippi had placed a quarantine against N- .v Orleans are with out foundation, and in view of the clear history of the case, if it should prove to be yellow fever. It Is not likely that any quarantines will be declared. Every precaution has been taken In the way of disinfecting the premises formerly occu pied by the patient. Dr. Rhett Good, city health officer of Mobile, left for home tonight. Dr. Florence of Texas, Doctors Sandrrs and Mohr of Alabama and Dr. Gant of Mississippi will remain here for a day or two. COLD STOPS FLOOD. But the Territory Around Fresno U Already Badly Overflowed. Fresno, Cal., March 17.—Clear and cold weatfrer in the valley region is having its effect and the high water in both the King's and San Joaquin rivers is subsiding slowly. The Kings river overflowed Its hanks during the night, flooding all truck farms in the lowlands, and causing damage es timated at $500,000. The flood now prevailing around VI dalia has not been equalled since 1S62. Several streets of that city are now waterways, and business practically has been suspended. The towns of Woodville and Farmers ville have been deluged and all the coun try immediately east is surrounded with water. KILLED IN COLLISION. Freight Train* in Louiaiana Come To gether Head-On. Shreveport, I.a„ March 17.—In a head on collision between two freight trains of the Louisville and Arkansas railroad at Long Springs. La., this morning, on« trainman was killed and four others in jured. tw-o fatally. An order had been issued for one of the trains to take a siding, which order. It is said, was overlooked, resulting in the collision. The dead: Frank Files, fireman. Fatally injured: H. S. Morgan, conductor, body crushed. \y. ' L. Winchester, fireman; right arm crushed and internal Injuries. Both engines were demolished and a number of cars derailed. Convicted of Counterfeiting. Tampa. Fla.. March 17.—The Jury In th » federal court tonight convicted George H. Stephens, a Princeton graduate, former , professor in Lafayette college. Pennsyl vania. and former convict In the peniten tiary of the latter state on the charge of counterfeiting. Stephens made an inr* i»assloned plea to the Jury in his own be half. Judge Boardman reserved sentence until Monday. Robert M. Hayes Commits Suicide. Montgomery. March 17.—A special to the Advertiser from Tuskegce says news has just reached here of the suicide of Robert M .Hayes of Notasulga. Mr. Hayes was tried in the courts here a few months ago for the murder of James Zachery. and was released on $500 bond to await the hearing of the spring court to commence the second appeal. The particulars of the suicide cannot be obtained. SING SING YEARNS WHILE JEROME SLEEPS. ■nMHMiiiinwnimiiiiiiiiiininiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiininniinmiimiiwnnnniiiiiinmniiniiiniiiiiniiinnninniinTimtTTrT.. .... INTERFERENCE IN RUSSIAN ELECTIONS PEASANTS MAKE PROTEST TO EMPEROR NICHOLAS, CLAIMING THEY COULD NOT ELECT CER TAIN MEN OF THEIR CHOICE. St. Petersburg. Marc i l'.—Charge's of Interference on the i”' of the local police officials to prevent free expresison of will by the peasants in the preliminary elec tions to the county conventions are in creasing. The Nasha 8hisn says it has investigated the rural elections in St. Pe tersburg provinces, alleges that the au thorities everywhere forbade popular meetings called by liberals, but did not Interfere with meetings called by priests and other reactionaries. In many places the peasants were afraid to vote on account of the police at the polls. Hun dreds of representatives of the liberal par ties were arrested and In some cases there were even military demonstrations. The government agents openly threatened the peasants with represlsons If certain persons were elected. The peasants from these districts have sent telegrams of protest to Emperor Nicholas. One of the peasant districts drew up Instructions to its delegates to vote for the expropriation of crown and state lands, and a portion of the pri vate lands. The Nasha Shlsn charges that the conservative results of the elec tions were due solely to repression. While the returns generally showed a large pro portion of priests and village elders elect ed. in some ot the provinces, especially in the west, the peasants displayed great Importance at their meeting and talked otily of a division of lands. Their hos tility toward the big landlords and noble men was Intense, and they defeated all the priests and village 'officers. LYMAN J. GAGE TO” RESIGN POSITION Failing Health It Caused Assigned for Leaving the United States Trust Company. New York, March 17.—The Herald to morrow will say: “It became known in Wall street yes terday that Lyman J. Gage, former sec retary of the treasury, has decided to re sign as president of the United States Trust company, to which position he was elected after his resignation from Presi dent McKinley's cabinet a few years ago. The cause of his resignation is falling health. “Mr. Gage was president of the First National bank of Chicago prior to en tering President McKinley’s cabinet as secretary of the treasury. en he left Washington he decided to make his home in New York and accepted the presi dency of the United States Trust com pany. For the last five years he has been the directing head of the Institu tion." GANS WINS. Mike "Twin” Sullivan Knocked Out and It Was St. Patrick’s Day. 1,08 Angeles. March 17—Joe Gans of Baltimore decisively defeated Mike “Twin" Sullivan of Boston tonight In ten rounds. While Sullivan was not counted out. he was on the floor and l-ructlcally helpless when the police in structed the referee to end the fight. Gans made a perfect tight, wearing down Sullivan with a straight left body punch that never failed to land. Another Mine Official Arrested. Caldwell, Idaho, March 17.—Telegrams from Oakley, Idaho, states that J. L,, SlmpkB,’. member of the executive com mittee' of the Western Federation of Mr..eds. had been arrested near there. ,An officer will be sent to Oakley to identify and bring back the prisoner. Blmpkins Is wanted In con nection with the assassination of ex-Gov Ftank Bteunenber*. LOUISVILLE'S MAYOR ROLLS FIRST SPARE Bowling Congress Opens in Flood of Light BIG DELEGATIONS ON HAND 1 Louisville Teams Finish the First Round—St. Louis Sanguine of Getting the Next Congress. Tlis Armory, Louisville. Ky., March 17.— In the presence of 3000 people Acting Mayor Owen Tyler tonight sent the Hist hall bowled in the annual tournament of the American Bowling congresa spinning down Hie alley, and a roar of cheers greeted Iris effort when he llnlshed tire performance at a neat "spare.” A more auspicious opening never opened an annual tournament of the con gress, the crowd gradually Increasing as the evening wore on until the available space in the huge Jefferson county armory was tilled. The boxes were filled with prominent visitors, and with leaders In tile social and business circles of Louis ville. The unanimous opinion of the visit ing howlers was that the equipment of alleys and accommodations for contest ants and visitors was the best in the his tory of the congress. The exercises preceding tile opening of the play were brief and informal, Acting Mayor Tyler, on behalf of the city, and Secretary of State H. V. McChesney, for the state, welcoming the visitors. The response was made by J. 11. llaager, president of the congress. The first hails rolled In actual play were shot down tile alley simultaneously, and 1 strikes were made on two of the alleys by members of the Osceola and llaager No. 3 teams, both of Louisville, Chicago Delegation Welcomed. Play had barely startl'd when it was suspended for the purpose of welcoming the O’Leary delegation, comprising three teams and 150 visitor?, headed by band and drum corps. The Chicago men ar rived on a special train only a short time before their hour to begin bowling in the tournament. Owing to action by the Civic leagtet and the Jefferson county fiscal court there will lie no liquors sold at the armory and no Sunday bowling. The only event on the programme for tomorrow, aside from social diversion offered the visitors, will lie the banquet given In honor of the officers of the congress by President Haager. The Philadelphia delegation spent a busy day working for A. L. Balt* for president of the congress and tonight claimed to have enough votes pledged to elect him. The St. Louis delegates *ere equally sanguine as to the prospect for securing the next meeting of the eon gress for their city. The first business session of the congress will be held Monday. Highest Scores. The first group or sixteen live-men teams finished bowling at 10:20 o'clock. All of them are from Louisville. The grand totals rolled by the ten highest teams were as follows. Pearl F. Nelson. 2115 Ferncllffe.. 2415 Frogtown. rrj’ Fetters. ,“J® Courier-Journal. -c* Old Times. Herman Straus. 2:’s« Old Charter. 22a. Kolkhep-Wilkoe. --b'l Fortuna. .. “ 70 Oscar Bishop Not Guilty. Montgomery. MaVch 17.—A special to the Advertiser from Luverne. says at mid night tonight a verdict of not guilty was returned In the case of Oscar Bishop, accused of the murder of Gordon Red doch. The killing took place last July, and It 3 alleged was the result of at tentions paid Mrs. Bishop by Reddoch. The pr ncipals In the. affair are among the iv.os' prominent persons of this sou'ion of the >tate. TRUSTEES WILL RAISE THE MONEY TRUSTEES OF NEW YORK LIFE WILL GO DOWN IN THEIR OWN POCKETS TO PAY POLITICAL MONEY. New York. March 17.-The World tomor row will say: At a conference In the office of a down town lawyer yesterday It was agreed that t’ e trustees of the New York Life Insur ance company who were members- of the finance committee during the presidential campaigns of 189t>, 1900 and 1904, and were cognizant of the political contributions made by the New York Life, should re imburse the company to the extent of $148,000. This is the total of the political contributions made by the company, teach trustee will go Into his own private funds to make payment. In all there are fif teen trustees Involved, and under the agreeemnt each man will have to con tribute a trifle less than $10,000. It was originally planned to hold the estate of John A. McCall responsible for all the political contributions and to bring legal actions against It to obtain re imbursement. Abandonment of this plan is Involved in the decision reached at yesterday's conference. WOMAN OF ZION CITY KILLS SELF AND CHILD Is Believed to Have Been Demented Before Taking the Fatal. Step. Chicago, March 17.—Mrs. T. Tanner of Zion City, a member of Zion, killed her self and infant child today by throwing herself with the child In her arms before a fas^ Chicago and Northwestern train. The mother and child were killed in stantly. The woman is believed to have been demented before taking the fatal step, as she had wandered about the streets for hours In the city. DYER FOUND NOT GUILTY. Savannah Murder Trial Grew Out of Recent Poltical Fight. Savannah, CJa., March 17.—George H. Dyer was tonight found not guilty of the murder of Policeman Patrick Kear ney. The trial had lasted four days. The jury.required but twenty minutes to reach Its verdict and many of the Jurors shook hands with the defendant after the an nouncement of the result. His friends gave him a great demonstration of their delight. The trial was the second for murder growing out of the general pistol battle in which partisans of the two local polit ical factions engaged in front of the city hall on February 9 last. Senator Butt Files Writ. Little Rock, Ark.. March 17.—State Sen ator F. O. Butt, who Is confined in the county Jail here for refusal to answer questions before the grand Jury in the Investigation of bribery charges, today filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in the state supreme court. 'This was s» t for argument next Tuesday. Meanwhile Senator Butt remains in Jail awaiting tho result of his counsel's efforts to effect his release. Says an Italian Did It. Genoa, March 17 Knca Lavas, a mem ber of Buffalo Bill's Wild West company, who was arrested here Frida} In connec tion with the death of a sailor belonging to the British battleship Bulwark, who was stubbed after a quarrel in a bur room with several foreigners, including mem bers of the Wild West show, savs that the crime was committed by an Italian. Officers for Atlanta Exposition. Atlanta, March 17.—Officers of the ex position to be held here in 11*10 were elect ed as follows: J. Wylie Rope, president; J. K. Orr. chairman finance committee; ! £. 8. McCandless, treasurer. DEKALB CONCERN GETS RECEIVER Stillman Will Hun Lookout Mountain Iran Co, BATTELLE FILES THE BILL The Property of the Company Is Val* , ued at $1,300,000, and Its Debts Are About Half This Amount. Montgomery, March 17.—• Special.)—Upon a bill filed in the mtted States court to day from the southern division of the Northern district of Alabama, by Col. .1. G. Battelle of New York and Mr. J. H. Frantz of Columbus. O,, both of whom are largely Interested In the affairs of the company, Judge Thomas <3. Jones appointed Charles A. Stillman of Birming ham receiver of the property and assestS of the lookout Mountain Iron company at Battelle. Ala. The property of this company consists of a blast furnace, coal mines, coke ovens, about three hundred houses and about 15,000 acres of mineral lands. It Is valued at 11. .moon. The debts of the company amount to one-half of this sum. Thp affairs of the company became in volved and It was thought best to take this step, which was decided upon after due consideration, in order to conserve its best interest, as well ns the Interests of creditors. Messrs. Battelle and Frantz are bondholders and stockholders of the company. # With the exception of the blast furnace the operations will be continued undpr the management of Mr. Stillman. Among other large claims which will be imme diately provided for Is that of the labor* ers and others In the employ of the com pany, amounting to some $15,000 or lUJ.OOO. The receiver gave bond In the sum of j $75,000. The affairs of this concern will he settled up as speedily as possible, and there are strong hopes that It will be soon placed upon it's feel again. The property is sib* listed near Fort Payne, in Dekalb county, Alabama. R. II. Cabanlss of Birmingham was the attorney in the case, coming down with Mr. Stillman and others In the party to day. Stillman Returned Last Night. <’harl«»8 A. Stillman, who was appointed receiver of the Lookout Mountain Iron company, returned last night from Mont gomery. He made no statement further than to verify the facts in the telegraphic story ami to say that he had been in structed by the court to meet all the pay rolls now due and to continue to operate ti portion of the properties. George B. McCormack, Esklne Ramsey and James Bowron are stockholders In the Lookout Mountain Iron company. ! Mr. Bowron said last night that the [ management had been In the hands of | the majority Interests for some time past, ' The controlling stockholders live In Ohio. georgTa peaches STILL IN DANGER Growers Were Especially Fearful of the Result* of Frost Pre dicted Last Night. Atlanta. March 17.—Reports from promi nent fruit growers in this immediate sec tion says no damage was done to the peach crop by last night’s cold. The local weather bureau predicts frost and freez ing weather for tonight,. In Which event fruit growers say the peach crop will be materially damaged. Adalrsville, Ga., March 17.—It is esti mated that peach buds in this section were damaged 25 per cent last night. Peach growers say, however, that tbs trees will stand a loss of 60 per cent ot the buds. Macon, Ga., March 17,—The fruit crop was not damaged in Southern or Central Georgia last night. Fears are enter tained for tonight. Rome. Ga.. March 17.—The fruit crop was not Injured by the cold snap yester day. If frost falls tonight damage will .he done. H'ILL WILL NOT TALK. Don’t Want to Be Interviewed When He Returns North. Columbia, 8 c . March 17.—A special to Hie State from Canteen says: Senator David B. Hill when approached today declined to give his views on Judgo Parker's Charlotte speech, In which tha former candidate urged southern leader ship of the democratic party, and said: "1 have resolved not to say anything while In the south.’’ He explained that tits reticence was nec essitrv because the Associated Press ami great northern dallies would feel at liber ty to Interview him freely upon bis re turn home, should he give expression to his opinion on lailltlcal matters while in the south. Pensacola Policeman Killed. Montgomery, March 17.—A special to the Advertiser from Pensacola, Fla., says Po liceman William Burnham was shot and killed tonight at the union depot by an unknown negro, whom the officer had placed under arrest. After being shot Burnham pursued the negro half a block, stopped, leaned against a telgraph pole and dropped to the sidewalk dead. The negro made Ids escape, hut the authorities have a description of him. and are search ing every portion of the city in an ef fort to effect his arrest. King Charles All Right. Bucharest, Itouinania, March 17.—It is officially stated that there Is no truth in the reports published In London news papers this morning of the serious Illness ot King Charles at Rmimsnis